Just like with humans, our furry companions need regular check-ups too. At The City Vet Clinic, we want to ensure that your pet maintains its optimal health via a thorough wellness examination. Your pet ages much faster than we do, so it is recommended that wellness visits should occur annually for younger and healthy pets or at least every six months for seniors and those with chronic health conditions.
A wellness exam is a general health assessment essential for The City Vet Clinic’s preventive care. During these visits, your pet will be physically examined from head to tail and undergo a complete evaluation from our certified specialists. A wellness visit is a perfect time to ask the vet for everything you need to know about wellness exams, what to expect and how pet exams can benefit your dog, cat, and other animals.
What to expect during wellness visits?
Early detection of symptoms can prevent minor issues become more extensive and non-manageable in the long term. Wellness visits include a complete physical examination where we review your pet’s medical history, conduct a head-to-tail assessment, go over with you the overall condition of your pet, including your pet’s vaccination details, food recommendation, behavioral counseling, and whenever necessary, running a blood test to ensure that we cover all aspects of preventative care. However, it is essential to know that these exams may vary depending on your pet’s age, history, and species.
Why are pet wellness exams important?
Wellness exams are an integral component of a pet’s preventative care. It helps detect certain health conditions from simple weight loss, dental disease, diabetes, heart disease, and a lot more. In addition, pet exams help veterinarians identify changes in your pet that may go unnoticed at home. Early detection can significantly improve the lifespan and well-being of your animal companions.
What are the issues that can be found during wellness visits?
- Allergy problems
- Ear or Eye infections
- Heart issues like irregular heartbeat patterns or enlarged heart
- Mobility issues
- Dental issues
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Kidney and Liver problems
- Parasite infestations
- Skin Lumps and Tumors
What tests may be recommended for my pet?
Additional blood tests may be recommended based on your pet’s age, medical history, and current condition. Based on the physical exam and explanation of symptoms you provide, your pet may undergo a urine, stool, or blood screening to detect infections, organ disease, or other medical issues.
SCHEDULE YOUR PET’S WELLNESS VISIT TODAY
Wellness exams play an essential role in your pet’s overall well-being and optimal health. These exams help us prevent the preventable and help us detect specific health issues in an early stage. But, as they say, prevention is better than cure.